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    Campaign to stop RAF Northolt from becoming "another Luton by the back door

    A cross-party campaign has launched to stop commercial flights at RAF Northolt.

    Campaigners are concerned that 12,000 commercial flights a year are allowed “without any meaningful consultation” and that the base will turn into “another Luton by the back door.”

    The Ministry of Defence are now expected to spend £45million to upgrade facilities so runways can take the load of larger, regional jets.

    Resident Anna Williams said: “With airlines like FlyBe openly lobbying for access to Northolt, local residents are extremely worried that Northolt is set to become another Luton by the back door and effectively Heathrow’s fourth runway.

    http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/n...uot__launches/
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    #2
    At £45m, its a cheaper option than another runway at LHR, which is predicted to be around the £20Bn mark.

    Use Northolt for the likes of Flybe and other regional airlines, and leave Heathrow for the international flights.

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      #3
      Originally posted by FOMz View Post

      Resident Anna Williams said: “With airlines like FlyBe openly lobbying for access to Northolt, local residents are extremely worried that Northolt is set to become another Luton by the back door and effectively Heathrow’s fourth runway.

      http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/n...uot__launches/
      Nimby. I bet she uses sleazy jet and Ryan air

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        #4
        I was playing golf with a BA pilot last week and he said that you cannot land in fog at Northolt, so as a commercial enterprise it's a non starter. During the war they had pits of burning fuel to burn off the fog. Not too sure that's considered green enough nowadays.

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          #5
          Originally posted by DNR/DNN.......Discuss View Post
          I was playing golf with a BA pilot last week and he said that you cannot land in fog at Northolt, so as a commercial enterprise it's a non starter. During the war they had pits of burning fuel to burn off the fog. Not too sure that's considered green enough nowadays.
          You can't land in fog if its down to ground level anywhere to be honest. With the right Approach Aids you can get down to minima for a look so why can't they fit them at Northolt?
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          The Goat lives because you post interesting stuff...stop doing that and it will die...so show us your stuff!!

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            #6
            Snot about the flying.

            No rail link, dreadful road infra, no cargo capability.

            Somebodies ill-informed wet dream.

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              #7
              Originally posted by justintime129 View Post
              Nimby. I bet she uses sleazy jet and Ryan air

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              I love NIMBY's - I wouldn't want to live next door to one though.

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